CVH Wound Care Center Recognized for Clinical Excellence
Congratulations to the Cascade Valley Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center team!
Cascade Valley Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered last week to recognize Cascade Valley Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center a recipient of the Center of Distinction award by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including a patient satisfaction rate higher than 92 percent.
“We were involved with wound care before it was its own specific specialty over 20 years ago,” said Dr. Peter Wolff, board-certified general surgeon and wound care provider at Skagit Regional Health. “It’s been a great service to those people who really need it; there’s a real need for that kind of care. This award tells us that we have achieved a very high standard of care.”
The Cascade Valley Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is a member of the Healogics network of more than 600 Wound Care Centers® and offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.
Advanced wound care modalities provided by Skagit Regional Health’s wound care experts include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.
Increasing access to wound care services is part of the ongoing mission at Cascade Valley Wound Care “We’ve increased the number of patients served each of the past four years, and we’re very happy. Having said that, we know there are more people in our community who live with chronic wounds who we haven’t met yet,” said Program Director Tom King. “Our team of providers and staff is the best I’ve worked with. They are very dedicated to healing patient’s wounds and the skills and knowledge they have are fantastic. We’re very blessed to have an amazing group of providers and staff at the center.”
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s wound healing expert. Last year over 300,000 patients received advanced wound care through a network of over 600 Wound Care Centers. Healogics also partners with over 300 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds and provides inpatient consults at more than 60 partner hospitals. As the industry leader, Healogics has the largest repository of chronic wound-specific patient data in the country. The Healogics Wound Science Initiative offers peer-reviewed research and advanced analytics in the pursuit of not only better outcomes, but a better way to provide care.